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What Effects Does Syphilis Have On Sterility And Infertility

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile water, and other supplies. If you can't get a new syringe, using bleach to clean your works and equipment (including caps and cookers) is effective against killing the Hepatitis B virus, but only if the bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses...
Ask the Experts

Razor- Sterilized, risk of infection?

A couple of weeks ago I was with my sister and her boyfriend, and I had a shaving razor in the shower in our apartment. When I went to take a shower, I noticed a few hairs in my razor that were definitely my sister's boyfriend's. So I rinsed the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"I also think I might have a serious problem with overreacting to this kind of thing." BINGO! I absolutely agree, except I'd leave off the "also think I might!" That shortens the statement to "I have a serious problem with overreacting to this... Read more »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?)Responding to your questions:Neurosyphilis can be tricky to diagnose; however, STD clinics and most physicians should be adept at knowing the specific tests... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Although case reports have suggested that coexisting HIV infection may alter the natural history of syphilis, only a few such effects have been demonstrated in large observational studies,(13-19) notably presentation with multiple or deeper... Read more »

Sterile pyuria?

Hello Doctor Frascino,I wondering if you got a urine analysis done for pyuria in your urine yet it came back as being sterile, could you still have an HIV Infection. Thanks Doc
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is to do an HIV-specific test.To answer your specific question, yes, it's possible someone could be HIV positive and have a "sterile" result from a urine test done to evaluate pyuria.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Sterile Injecting Equipment Provision in Preventing Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Among Injecting Drug Users: A Review of Reviews

... The study authors aimed to review the evidence on the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions involving the provision of sterile injecting equipment to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Namibia: African Women With HIV "Coerced Into Sterilization"

..."After six weeks, they went to the family planning center for birth control pills and were told that it's not necessary: they're sterile," Gatsi-Mallet said. "Most of them were very upset. When they went back to the hospital and asked, 'Why did... Read more »
The Body

Forced Sterilizations Among HIV-Positive Women in Africa Exposed

...lead author of the study, suggested that doctors need to educate themselves on the extremely low risk that a woman who is on an effective antiretroviral regimen will transmit HIV to her child. He also stressed, "There also needs to be continuing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Sharing and HIV Incidence Among Injection Drug Users and Increased Access to Sterile Syringes

...organization for IDUs opened a peer-run SEP in the city's chief drug-using area. In the current study, the team assessed the effects of these policy changes on the rate of HIV risk behavior and HIV incidence among IDUs. Multivariate... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had... Read more »